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Food Testing labs: Labs to test Your Home-Canned Salsa, Jams, Cakes, Cookies and Other Preserves You Want to Sell

Selling your Preserves? See This List of Labs that Can Test Your Homemade, Home-Canned Foods

If you want to sell your home-made preserves, salsa, spaghetti sauce, applesauce, apple butter, jams, jellies, or whatever, you will need to test it, to be sure it is safe and meets the applicable food safety laws. Here is a list of laboratories that act as processing authorities for Low Acid Canned Foods (LACF) and Acidified Foods (AF).  These laboratories also offer a range of other food analysis services.  Please contact the laboratory or visit their web site in order to obtain a complete listing of services offered.  Another national listing of laboratories can also be found by visiting the IFT Services Directory.

  • ABC Research Corporation - Specializes in: Product development, analytical/research microbiology, and process approval for acidified and low acid foods.
    3437 SW 24th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32607. Phone: (352) 372-0436.
  • Add Testing & Research, Inc. - Specializes in:  Chemical and microbiological analysis (including Salmonella and Listeria), nutritional labeling analyses, and process approval for acidified and low acid foods.
    19 Addison Place, Valley Stream, NY 11580. Phone: (516) 568-9197 Fax (516) 568-3147.
  • Cornell University - Specializes in:  Product development and process approval for acidified and low acid foods.
    Food Science and Technology, NY State Agricultural Extension, 430 West North Street, Geneva, NY 14456 . Phone: (315) 787-2273. Attn: Dr. Olga Padilla-Zakour.
  • FMC Corporation - Specializes in process approval for acidified and low acid foods.
    2300 Industrial Avenue, Modera, CA 93639 . Phone: (559) 661-3162. Attn:  Terry L Heyliger, Manager.
  • National Food Laboratories - Specializes in:  process approval for acidified and low acid foods
    6363 Clark Avenue, Dublin, CA 94568-3026 . Phone: (925) 828-1440. . 
  • PHF Specialists - Specializes in process approval for acidified and low acid foods.
    P.O. Box 7697, San Jose, CA 95052. Phone: (408) 275-0161.
  • Sani-Pure Food Laboratories - Specializes in:  Low acid canned foods, acidified foods, shelf life testing and general lab testing.  Process approval, depends on item.
    178-182 Saddle River Road, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663-4619. Phone: (201) 843-2525.
  • Strasburger & Siegel, Inc. - Specializes in: Processes approval for acidified and low acid foods, nutritional labeling, and general lab testing. 
    7249 National Drive, Hanover, MD 21076 . Phone: (410) 712-7373.
  • Winston Laboratories, Inc. - Specializes in:  Process approval of low acid and acidified food development, HACCP plans, nutritional labeling, and general lab testing.
    25 Mount Vernon Street, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660. Phone: (201) 842-9800.
     

 

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